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Real Leaders with Roshini
21 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 8: Chef Gavin Kaysen shares why restaurants are like kids and why they're worth putting his neck out a little bit during a global pandemic
Explorer. James Beard Award Winner. Restaurant owner. Chef Gavin Kaysen's list of accolades keeps growing. A very real global pandemic hit his industry hard, and he wasn't afraid to put his neck out to fight for it. He compares his restaurants to kids but admits the best part of his day is always getting home to his very real two sons. Chef Kaysen calls cooking his therapy and had a distinct vision for each of his three restaurants: Spoon and Stable, Bellecour, and Demi. His favorite mistake? Losing his passport in Switzerland at the age of 21. That also meant a memorable and long date with his now wife. As for downtime, he loves long walks by the river for date night and grabbing a meal at a great restaurant--something he hopes to do sooner than later. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 7: WCCO TV's Liz Collin might have become a fiddler in a country band if the news bug hadn't bitten at a young age
Growing up in Worthington, Minnesota, Liz Collin found inspiration from how much her grandparents loved watching the news. She became a news junkie at a young age and got her broadcast debut covering a tornado in Southwest Minnesota while working at a small radio station. Eventually, she went on to report for TV stations around the US before landing at WCCO TV in Minneapolis. An Emmy-winning reporter, her investigative journalism has led to policy changes in the daycare industry as well as for Minneapolis 911 operators. You might not guess this hard-hitting newshound also plays the organ and the violin. In fact if she weren't a journalist, she'd be a fiddler in a country band. Her son Anthony makes her melt and focus on what's truly important. Liz cherishes every day she gets to watch him become the person he was meant to be.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 6: Carlson School of Management's Dean Sri Zaheer is a brainiac, boxer, and business strategist who says, "the only thing that's predictable is unpredictability"
A special conversation for Season 2 of Real Leaders with Roshini as Dean Sri Zaheer is the first leader from whom we asked for reaction to the COVID-19 global pandemic. You'll find inspiration in the speed at which she and her team were able to mobilize the students, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management to go virtual. Not surprising for a leader who says "the only thing that's predictable is unpredictability." Her story starts in the town of Dargapur in the state of West Bengal in India. Zaheer still marvels that a young girl who decided to follow business instead of physics would end up in such a big position on the other side of the world. Her blue chip education is backed by a global mindset and a habit of listening to others. In January 2020, she started her term as Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. To blow off steam and stay in shape, she took up boxing more than a decade ago. A sport she says can teach lessons in "focus, living in the moment, and agility." Just what is needed now and well into the future. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 5: Advertising guru Mike Caguin mixes art and commerce in a complex world of countless platforms and many channels, always looking for "moments of magic"
Colle McVoy chief creative officer Mike Caguin thanks his wife of more than two decades for putting up with his sometimes inability to focus. He says "laughter drives the success of their relationship" along with strong communication and acknowledges, "Much like work, I will never master marriage. But I'm in the pursuit of mastery." Credited with leading culture-shifting campaigns, he admits his early days as a manager came with a command and control model. One that he didn't like much nor did his employees. Over time, Mike learned "being among the people" was his strength. He regularly walks the halls and invites people to mini brainstorming sessions. He calls advertising the "intersection of art and commerce." When those "moments of magic happen," he basks in the purpose-driven results he can bring to clients. His favorite part of fatherhood is how he gets to rediscover his inner child when he interacts with his teenagers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 4: Katie Harms is a living spaces specialist by day, but her passion as a health advocate is short-circuiting the tough part of unexpected health odysseys so people can truly live
Katie Harms takes her role as health advocate seriously. She didn't ask for the title but landed there through her own health odyssey. After struggling on and off with major headaches, a car accident in 2017 caused a series of events that led to a spinal fluid leak. She tried all sorts of treatment until surgery at Mayo Clinic gave her some relief. Though after-effects will never completely leave her, she finds joy in teaching and advocating, hoping to "short-circuit some of the tough stuff" for others. Her role on the board of the Spinal CSF Leak Foundation has taken her to Washington, DC, to lobby members of Congress for legislation toward relief. Katie says there are 300 different designations for headaches. Those known as migraines are the number two cause of disability in the United States. Always an optimist, her journey has helped her find the positives in life. Katie ponders: perhaps this is the "path I'm supposed to be on so I can find ways to help others with it."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 3: Former state legislator Laura Brod Hameed likes to pack a punch and says her current work on ultra-rare diseases showcases "humanity at its best"
No stranger to big challenges, Laura Brod Hameed has flexed her muscles as University of Minnesota Regent, a state legislator, and tech startup CEO. As executive director of Columbus Children's Foundation, her advocacy and fundraising strives to make life better for people with ultra-rare diseases, specifically children. 320 million people globally have an ultra-rare disease. Half of which are children; three of ten of those kids will not live to their fifth birthdays. She embraces the task ahead of her and treasures each win along the way. When Laura is able to see a gene therapy treatment fix a child's genetic mutation, she calls it "humanity at its best." This multi-tasker is also a big family person. She and her husband have six children between them. That's why their downtime includes lots of good meals, conversation, and wine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 2: Pilar Gerasimo wants you to become a Healthy Deviant
The term deviant often brings negative connotations. But health journalist and co-host of The Living Experiment podcast, Pilar Gerasimo, wants you to try the deviant lifestyle to fully handle modern life. Whether dealing with a pandemic or everyday challenges, she reminds people that "A high-vitality, high-energy, high-resiliency person always stands a better chance of getting through periods of high stress." Her past life as founding editor of Experience Life Magazine and now author of The Healthy Deviant, all make her especially committed to the adage, "If you're not breaking the rules, you're probably breaking yourself." She shares the Morning Minutes Ritual that can help you take control of your autonomy each morning and urges you to adopt a lifestyle that observes your own ultradian rhythms. Why is she so passionate? Her research found that 50 percent of US adults are living with chronic illness and only 3 percent of America is healthy, happy, and on track to stay that way.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 1: Iron Chef winner Justin Sutherland thrives under pressure, gives homage to the pig, and thanks his grandmothers for their culinary examples
Justin Sutherland never planned to go into cooking professionally. His childhood was filled with watching his Japanese and Mississippi native grandmothers cook and garden so food was always a big part of his life. He credits Chef David Fhima and Meritage owner Russell Klein for many lessons through hard work and his Iron Chef TV experience as giving him a wonderful springboard for national exposure. Chef Sutherland calls cooking an action and doesn't buy it when someone says they can't cook. For now, he welcomes you into his restaurants, which he calls judgment-free zones. His legacy will be one of taking chances and owning his own path.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Mahmee CEO Melissa Hanna works to revolutionize communication during the birth to first birthday experience much like the 9-11 Tragedy changed the way cities communicate
Would you believe that of the world's developed nations, the United States has the fastest death rates for moms in childbirth? Melissa Hanna co-founded Mahmee with her own mother, who's a nurse, because the healthcare system was letting moms and babies down. The Mahmee healthcare app provides personalized, ongoing postpartum care to new moms and infants. So far, Mahmee has more than 1000 providers in Los Angeles and is working on scaling nationally. Anyone can access Mahmee online. Melissa says Finland, Norway, and Denmark lead the world in how their models of care prevent many of the gaps the US and other countries face. Those "gaps in care are rooted in gaps in data," she says. Find out what she said when Roshini asked her if moms get shafted by US laws. Melissa remains committed to helping more parts of the system see the big picture so the crisis of maternal and infant mortality disappears.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Film Critic Paul McGuire Grimes covers drama on the big screen but lived his own dramatic journey with the help of Weight Watchers
Explaining that he grew up as a "fat kid," Paul McGuire Grimes says a big awakening after a beer and pizza binge in 2011 made him want to take control. Eighty-two pounds of weight loss in eleven months with the help of Weight Watchers, inspired him to become a wellness coach for the weight loss giant in 2015. You can see and hear his movie reviews on KSTP-TV and FM 107 FM or catch his detailed analysis on Paul's Trip to the Movies on YouTube. When he's on the red carpet interviewing icons like Jane Fonda and Whoopi Goldberg or sharing his reviews of the latest movies, he knows it's a daily choice to live healthy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Former corrections officer Jennifer Grant wants you to lead with love
If Jennifer Grant were a cocktail, she'd be a fancy gin and tonic. But that's where the glossy exterior ends as Jennifer is committed to a zero-waste lifestyle and bringing grace and compassion to her clients and the world. This speaker, author, and enviro activist wants you to lead with love. Her activism led her to train with former Vice President Al Gore's Climate Leadership Program. She chairs the St. Paul, Minnesota, chapter of Climate Reality. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: KSTP-TV's Elizabeth Ries is a talk show host who loves playing in the dirt
When Elizabeth Ries didn't get the same high from breaking news as her TV colleagues, she knew she was ready to leave news reporting and take on a daily talk show. Co-host of Twin Cities Live on ABC Minneapolis since 2009, she hasn't looked back. She added podcast host to her repertoire with Best to the Nest, which has earned number 1 status on Apple Podcasts in the home and garden category. She loves growing her own food and getting eggs from her backyard chickens. In fact, she'd grow squash and make jam for a living if she weren't a TV host. Her Dirt Alerts on MyTalk FM help fill her daily dirt quotient.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Don Shelby is a Peabody winner and primitive survival specialist who wants to wake people up to Citizenship with a Capital C
When former WCCO TV anchor Don Shelby walks into most rooms in Minnesota, people feel they know him. Since retiring from a 55-year career in daily journalism, he raises money for the Smithsonian's "Bias Inside Us" traveling exhibit, teaches his grandkids primitive survival skills, and lends his time to the Climate Science Rapid Response Team. In his downtime, you might find him embodying Mark Twain on stage or climbing icefalls in the Boundary Waters. This George Foster Peabody winner takes passion for causes to new levels. He gives a lot of credit to his wife of more than 45 years for letting Don be Don.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Crisp & Green CEO Steele Smiley dreams big and then goes and builds it
Steele Smiley is a serial entrepreneur and franchisor. He sold Steele Fitness to Snap Fitness in 2013 and had a partnership with Under Armour. As co-founder and CEO of Crisp & Green, he ventures from the fitness industry into healthy eating. He says, "Revolution is part of my style and a part of good business." This dad also enjoys as much time as he can spend adventuring with is kids.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Duo behind Studio/E is a tale of two besties who spread the mission of exploratory leadership
Tom Wiese is a world-class dealmaker who thrives in multiplying the value of people's talents. Nate Garvis is a community innovator whose thought leadership drives results in ways you wouldn't imagine. Together, they've been best friends since 7th grade and decided to put their Wonder Twin status into launching and growing a learning community that challenges people to improve culture. Started in 2010, Studio/E has more than 2000 alumni from diverse industries who have gone on to become major changemakers and explorers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Travel Channel Host J.J. Kelley doesn't mind being Lost in the Wild
A serendipitous internship at National Geographic put Taylors Falls, Minnesota, native J.J. Kelley on his path to destiny. Since then, he's traveled to all seven continents, led the first expedition to open the tomb of Christ in 800 years, and helped increase elephant numbers in Africa. The University of Minnesota Duluth grad says cross-country skiing is how he unwinds. With a new show debut Dec 29, 2019, on Travel Channel and a genuine love for the planet, J.J. says he is in continual shock that he lives his dream job.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: MHIF CEO Kristine Fortman moves mountains for women's heart health
She became CEO of Minneapolis Heart Institute to change lives. Now, she's pushing a legacy of equality. On a quest to challenge the media, backward medical notions, and the public to move women's heart research up 35 years to equal men's heart research, Fortman is overseeing a movement she hopes goes viral- #ResearchHer. Her world routinely mixes business, healthcare, and philanthropy. She keeps her own heart healthy by hiking new terrain with her husband and three sons. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Super Bowl Champ Matt Birk builds on his faith and tells Vikings fans to "hang in there"
St. Paul native Matt Birk was a 3-sport athlete in high school and went on to play football for Harvard. Drafted by the Vikings in 1998, he went on to win a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013. Shortly afterward, he announced he'd donate his brain to Boston University's Medical School for concussion research. Throughout his career, his Catholic faith was a guiding force. He and his wife have eight children. In 2019, they started a Catholic high school in Burnsville, Minnesota. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Prouty Project's CEO challenges you to stretch yourself--even if that means traveling to one end of the Earth
When Mike Felmlee became a grandpa, his worldview changed. Now, he cares even more about the planet his three grandkids will inherit. To further educate himself about Earth and to stretch his understanding of the unknown, he traveled to the North Pole. What he found was beyond his wildest imagination. Overseeing a company that cares about leadership, the CEO of Prouty Project has some tips for staying grounded and pushing beyond your limits.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | a year ago
Real Leaders with Roshini: Ali Kaplan is a triple threat online, in print, and on the airwaves
Twin Cities Business mag's editor-in-chief Ali Kaplan was doing her own brand building long before Instagram gave rise to the age of influencers. Her writings have appeared in national and local publications. Her radio hosting helps thousands decide where to shop. Yet, this media diva comes across as the mom and wife next door. Her curious nature and great writing skills help the rest of us stay on top of things.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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